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us: Whitehill, Walter Muir, 1905-1978


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    • Birth Date

        19050928
    • Death Date

        19780304
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cambridge (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Salem (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Spain
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Boston Athenaeum
        • Affiliation Start: 1946
        • Affiliation End: 1973
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Peabody Essex Museum
        • Affiliation Start: 1936
        • Affiliation End: 1942
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Athenaeum of Philadelphia
        • Affiliation Start: 1963
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) University of London
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Office of Naval Records and Library
        • Organization: (naf) Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
        • Organization: (naf) Lowell Institute
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Associated Language

        spa
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Libraries
          (lcsh) Subscription libraries
            (lcsh) Museums
              (lcsh) Boston (Mass.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
                (lcsh) Architecture, Medieval--Spain
              • Occupation

                  (lcsh) Librarians
                    (lcsh) Library directors
                      (lcsh) Museum directors
                        (lcsh) Authors
                          (lcsh) Historians
                            (lcsh) Lecturers
                              (lcsh) Medievalists
                          • Additonal Related Forms

                            • us: Boston Athenaeum
                          • Sources

                            • found: His Los manuscritos de real monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, 1930: t.p. (Walter Muir Whitehill)
                            • found: His A Boston Athenaeum anthology, 1973: t.p. (Walter Muir Whitehill)
                            • found: New York Times, via WWW, Nov. 6, 2008: Archives (Walter Muir Whitehill; historian, preservationist; d. Mar. 4, 1978, age 72, at Boston, Mass.)
                            • found: Moss, Roger W. Athenaeum profiles, 2014: page 35-44 (Walter Muir Whitehill (1905-1978); Walter Whitehill; born Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1905; B.A., Harvard, 1926; M.A., Harvard 1929; Ph.D., University of London; married Jane Revere Coolidge (1902-1996); served in U.S. Office of Naval Records, WWII; joined the board of directors of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1963; papers housed at Massachusetts Historical Society)
                            • found: Boston Athenaeum's Athenaeum authors page, September 5, 2014 (Walter Muir Whitehill; director and librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, 1946 until retirement in 1973; Ph.D. thesis on architecture of medieval Spain, finished 1934, published 1941; involved in nearly every New England cultural heritage institution and society; prolific author with interest in many disciplines) {http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/438}
                            • found: Boston globe, via WWW, September 8, 2014 (March 6, 1978: Walter Muir Whitehill; Walter Whitehill; born September 28, 1905; spent time in Spain for doctoral research, 1928-1936; assistant director, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, 1936-1942; played a leading role in preservation and restoration of old Boston architecture; on faculty of Peabody Museum at Harvard, also a Lowell Institute lecturer)
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